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#55 Roberto Nelson
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 198
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Santa Barbara HS
Experience: 4 Letters
Roberto Nelson Biography
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/01/2013

Career Statistics

2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics

2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics

2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics

2010-11 Game-by-Game Statistics

CAREER: Finished his Oregon State career fourth all-time in scoring (1,745), seventh in field goals made (540, fourth in field goal attempts (1,270), tied for third in three-pointers made (179), fifth in three-point attempts (479), second in free throws made (486) and fourth in free throw attempts (614) … Averaged 14.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 124 games … After missing the first seven games in 2011 for NCAA eligibility guidelines, he didn’t miss a game the rest of his career … Selected to the All-Pac-12 Second Team in 2014 and All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in 2013 … Named Pac-12 Player of the Week two times … Led the Pac-12 in scoring in 2014 at 20.7 points per game, the first Oregon State player to lead the league since Gary Payton in 1990 … Led the Pac-12 in scoring in conference games as a junior (19.1) and senior (20.1) … Became the 53rd player in Pac-12 history to score 1,700 point s… Scored in double figures in 24 consecutive games on two occasions … Scored in double figures in 84 games … Scored 20-plus points in 33 games and 30-plus in six games … Scored an Oregon State freshman record 34 points at Arizona State in 2011 … Honored as an Oregon State Everyday Champion on Feb. 16, 2014.

SENIOR (2013-14): Started all 32 games … Averaged 20.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.9 minutes per game … Became the first Oregon State player since Gary Payton in 1990 to lead the Pac-12 in scoring … Also finished sixth in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (.824), seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.399) and eighth in three-pointers made per game (1.8) … Selected to the All-Pac-12 Second Team … Led the Pac-12 in scoring in conference games (20.1) for the second straight season … Led the Pac-12 in 20-point scoring games (18) and 30-point scoring games (3) … Named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Dec. 30 after averaging 20.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists against George Mason, Hawai’i and Quinnipiac ... Named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Nov. 18 after averaging 27.5 points and 7.0 assists in wins over Portland (11/13) and Maryland (11/17) ... Passed A.C. Green and moved into fourth on Oregon State’s all-time scoring list with 1,700 points after scoring 15 against Arizona State (3/8) ... Became the first Oregon State player since Deaundra Tanner in 2000 to lead the team in scoring, assists and steals … Scored in double figures in 31 of the 32 games; the only game he didn’t hit double digits came against Towson (12/18) when he was ejected in the first half for a flagrant 2 foul … Became the sixth Oregon State player in history to score 1,500 points with 31 at Washington (1/25) ... Went 10-for-10 from the free throw line against George Mason (12/23) and at Colorado (1/2), the 11th and 12th times in Oregon State history a player has been perfect from the stripe with a minimum of 10 attempts … His 663 points are the fourth most and the 20.7 points per game is the ninth best in Oregon State single-season history … His 57 three-pointers equal the most by a senior in Oregon State history … His 206 free throws are the second most and the 250 free throw attempts are the fourth most in Oregon State single-season history … Made multiple three-pointers in eight consecutive games from January to February to equal the second-longest streak in Oregon State history … Scored a career-high 36 points against Coppin State (11/10) … Tied a career high with eight rebounds against Washington (2/22) and USC (1/30) … Set a career high with nine assists against California (1/11) … Honored as an Oregon State Everyday Champion on Feb. 16, 2014.

JUNIOR (2012-13): Started all 32 games … Averaged 17.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocked shots in 31.3 minutes per game … Finished fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring, fourth in three-point percentage (.397), 10th in three-pointers made per game (1.8) and 13th in free throw percentage (.767) … Named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention … Averaged 19.1 points in Pac-12 games to become the first Oregon State player since Gary Payton in 1990 to lead the conference in that category … Became the 38th player in Oregon State history to score 1,000 career points with a breakaway layup at Oregon (2/28) … Led the team in double-figure scoring games (27), 20-point games (11) and 30-point games (2) …His 569 points are the fourth most by a junior in school history … His 343 points in Pac-12 games is tied for the ninth most in conference games in school history … Made 56 three-pointers, the 10th most in Oregon State single-season history … Made 6-of-7 three-pointers against Chicago State (12/16) to equal the best percentage (.857) with seven attempts in school history … Made 5-of-6 three-pointers against Grambling State (12/8) to equal the best percentage (.833) with six attempts in school history … Made 155 free throws to tie him for the ninth most in Oregon State single-season history … Made 91 free throws in Pac-12 games to tie him for the sixth most in Oregon State single-season history in conference games … Became the 10th player in Oregon State history to shoot perfect percentage from free throw line with minimum 10 attempts after going 10-for-10 at USC (1/19) … Tied a career high with 34 points and set a career high with six three-pointers against Chicago State (12/16) … Had third career 30-point game with 31 at Oregon (2/28) … Made a career-high 11 field goals at Oregon … Took career high with 26 field goal attempts and nine three-point attempts at Stanford (2/21) … Scored 20-plus points in four straight games for first time in his career after getting 25 at California (1/31), 20 at Stanford (2/3), 26 against Utah (2/6) and 21 against Colorado (2/10) … Had a career-high seven assists against Howard (12/19) … Had a career-high five steals at Portland State (12/12) … Had season highs with 13 free throws and 14 free throw attempts at Kansas (11/30).

SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Played in all 36 games as the primary sixth man … Averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots in 20.8 minutes per game … Scored a team-high 19 points on a season-high 32 minutes in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals against Arizona (3/9) ... Scored in double-figures in seven consecutive games, the longest streak of his career … Had back-to-back 20-point games against Illinois-Chicago (21 on 12/13) and Howard (20 on 12/15) for first time in career … Made a career-high five three-pointers and scored a season-high 21 points against Illinois-Chicago (12/13) … Had career-highs in field goals attempted (15), three-pointers attempted (8) and blocked shots (2) against Idaho (12/9) … Tied a career-high with three steals at Oregon (1/29) ... Had career-highs with six assists and three steals at Arizona State (1/14) ... Had a career-high eight rebounds against Howard (12/15).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010-11): Played in 24 games and started six after missing the first seven games of the season for NCAA eligibility guidelines … Scored an Oregon State freshman record 34 points at Arizona State (3/5) … Had career highs with 14 free throws and 15 free throw attempts at Arizona State for the second-best percentage (.933) in school history with a minimum of 15 attempts … Played all 40 minutes at Arizona State … Scored in double-figures in nine games … Made his college debut and scored his first career points on a dunk against Texas-Pan American (12/12) … Averaged 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 17.4 minutes per game … Had a career-high seven rebounds against Arizona State (12/30) … Shot 84.9 percent (45-of-53) from the free throw line … Represented Beavers Without Borders in partnership with Habitat for Humanity to construct a home for a family in Macedonia in June 2011.

FRESHMAN (2009-10): Practiced with the team but was unable to play due to NCAA eligibility guidelines.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Barbara High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Lettered in basketball four seasons ... Ranked as the No. 18 shooting guard and No. 78 player overall in the class of 2009 by Rivals.com … Ranked the No. 16 shooting guard and No. 73 overall by ESPN.com … Was named second-team Best in the West by the Long Beach Press-Telegram … Was a McDonald’s All-American nominee … Named one of 20 “impact freshmen” by FoxSports.com … Broke nearly every basketball record at Santa Barbara High School … Was coached by Jeff Lavender, Chris Hangtin and Bruce Nelson … Was also an all-state selection at wide receiver … Played club basketball with the Compton Magic.

PERSONAL: Born March 6, 1991 in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Son of Bruce and Roberta Nelson ... Has two brothers, Leon and Johnathon, and a sister, Noel … Chose Oregon State because of  “Craig Robinson” … Lists golf as a hobby … Nickname is Berto … Graduated with a degree in New Media Communications.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 36 vs. Coppin State (11/10/13)
FG Made: 12 vs. Coppin State (11/10/13)
FG Attempted: 26, two times, last vs. Coppin State (11/10/13)
3-PT Made: 6 vs. Chicago State (12/16/12)
3-PT Attempted: 11 vs. Coppin State (11/10/13)
FT Made: 14 at Arizona State (3/5/11)
FT Attempted: 15, two times, last at Washington State (1/22/14)
Rebounds: 8, three times, last vs. Washington (2/22/14)
Assists: 9 vs. California (1/11/14)
Blocked Shots: 2, three times, last at UCLA (1/17/13)
Steals: 5 at Portland State (12/12/12)
Minutes: 40 at Arizona State (3/5/11)
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